Brunswick (Brittonkill) CSD to Host Drug Prevention Skill Session for Parents
The Rensselaer County Department of Health, Department of Mental Health, Courtney Lovell from Young People in Recovery, and in conjunction with our Superintendent will be presenting a session on Drug Prevention to parents at the Meet the Teachers Night for Grades 7-12, Thursday, September 25, at 6:45 p.m. in the High School library. Learn more.. 9/17/14
Become a PTSA Member
The PTSA invites you to join and make a difference in the education and quality of life of your children. Lend a helping hand by joining the Brittonkill PTSA. See membership form. 9/17/14
Precautionary Information for Parents About Enterovirus EV-D68
At the recommendation of the NYS Health Department, we would like to advise parents about the signs of Enterovirus EV-D68, a respiratory illness that has been confirmed in more than a dozen children in New York including the Capital Region. Precautions include following the same common sense steps to prevent flu and other contagious illnesses. Read more…9/16/14
Tamarac High School students perform well on ACT Testing
The District recently received a College Readiness letter from ACT, and Tamarac High School graduates scored higher than the state average in English, Mathematics, Reading and Science. Brunswick (Brittonkill) Superintendent Angelina Bergin-Maloney commented, “These scores show the commitment of the teachers, students and parents in preparing our students for college.” See College Readiness letter for Brunswick Central School District. 9/16/14
Student selected for national mixed chorus
Very exciting news! Tamarac student, Abbey McGrath has been accepted into the 2014 National Association for Music Education (NAfME)National Honor Mixed Chorus! To be considered for this program, students must submit a video of a two minute piece and a letter of recommendation. There were 111 applicants from New York and only 52 were chosen. The event will take place at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Conference Center October 26 – 29, 2014. The final performance will be at the historic Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee. Learn more about NafME. Congratulations Abbey! 9/12/14
New immunization requirements for students entering 6th grade
There are new immunization requirements for students entering 6th grade. New York State Law Section 2164 requires certain immunizations (shots) to enter 6th grade and attend school. Please check with your health care provider as soon as possible to make sure that your child has all the needed immunizations. Immunizations required are listed below. Please contact the secondary school nurse, Debra Holbrook with any questions.
Tdap (Boostrix or Adacel) at age 11.
Varicella (chickenpox) requires a second dose.9/12/14
Board Appoints Student Representative
The Brunswick (Brittonkill) Board of Education appointed its first student board member, Jacob Spencer at the June 12 meeting. In his role as student representative, Jacob will serve as a non-voting board member for the 2014-15 school year. He will voice student interests and give student perspective on all BOE decisions. Learn more..9/12/14
New Teacher Spotlight
Kate Siegenthaler – Music Teacher
Education Background: My undergraduate was completed at the College of Saint Rose. Piano was my primary instrument. My Masters Degree was completed at University of Hartford.
Previous Schools you have taught at: I taught four years at Cairo-Durham MS/HS, grades 6-12 vocal/general music.
Family: My husband, Chris Siegenthaler also teaches music at Tamarac. We also have a dog, Banjo. Learn More 9/05/14
Welcome Back! Check out our Facebook page for first day photos
Parents shared their first day photos. You can view the " 2014-15 First Day" photo album on Facebook here. You do not need to have a Facebook account to view the photos. 9/05/14
2014-15 school calendar now available in PDF Format
The 2014-15 school calendar is now available in PDF format. A limited number of paper copies will be available next week in the front offices of each building. View here. 9/02/14
Brunswick (Brittonkill) CSD wins state grant to review assessments
Exciting news! Brunswick (Brittonkill) CSD is part of a consortium of 11 school districts led by Questar III BOCES that has won $399,946 to review and improve student assessment practices. The "Teaching is the Core" grant from the New York State Education Department will fund activities from Sept. 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. Learn more here. 9/02/14